A group of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters Tuesday evening launched a daring attack on Geidam, Yobe State, Northeast Nigeria.
Geidam, a Local Government Area in the north of Yobe is located near the border with Borno State and the Niger Republic.
Troops of 159 Battalion are deployed in Sector 2 of Operation Lafiya Dole in Geidam.
HumAngle learned that the town residents had deserted the streets as the military is expected to secure the town.
Tuesday’s attack is coming a month after troops stationed in Geidam engaged in a fierce battle with insurgents who came in at least 10 gun trucks.
The insurgents were reported to have torched a house, several shops, carted away drugs from the General Hospital during the January attack.
A few days later, ISWAP terrorists stormed Gujiba, another local government bordering Borno State and about 30 kilometres from Damaturu, Yobe State capital.
The insurgents ambushed a military team and burnt a primary school and construction work equipment in Gujiba.
In January, the Nigerian military launched an offensive codenamed Tura Takai Bango, a subsidiary of Operation Lafiya Dole at the 27 Brigade Tactical Headquarters, Buni Gari in Gujiba.
Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad (Boko Haram) and its splinter faction ISWAP have waged a bloody decade long insurgency that has led to over 30,000 deaths and displacement of more than 2.3 million people.
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